|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Open plan sitting & dining area with HD Ready TV, Satellite TV (Sky free to air), DVD. We have an up to 20MB broadband connection with WiFi & a good 3G mobile signal. Large selection of books and games. Fully equipped kitchen area including full size cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, food processor, cook's knives, serving dishes, kettle, teapot and all cooking utensils. There is also a washing machine, iron and ironing board. 3 bedrooms. Sleeping 6 adults. 1 x king size - with large en-suite bathroom (large shower).
1 x twin or Super king, 1 x twin. 3rd bedroom with cathedral ceiling and beautiful exposed beams is accessed by steep stairs. Bathroom (bath & shower over), hairdryer. 2 mobile air-conditioning units. To minimise the amount of luggage you need to bring (especially for those flying), all bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price.
Pool heater + a high quality fully retractable conservatory pool cover. The cover provides 100% UVA/UVB Protection if left closed. The pool is open and heated from mid May. Luxury 6/7 seater hot tub/jacuzzi.
Walking distance to restaurant, bar, shop.
The 17th century barn has been converted into 2 well equipped, comfortable self catering gites, with en-suite facilities, sleeping 4 and 6 people, or ideal for renting by a larger group.
PLEASE NOTE We live discreetly on site in the adjoining farmhouse. Being on site means we can provide help with finding/booking restaurants, canoeing, markets etc if you want it, or be discreet & just ensure the pool and gardens are maintained to a high standard. Our guests comments speak for themselves.
Open plan living space with well equipped kitchen area.
For 2015 we have upgraded the ground floor with new flooring & new kitchens. We have also upgraded all the bathrooms.
Private entrance and established garden with beautiful luxury 11 x 5m pool.
We are situated to the north of Perigord Noir, the heart of the Dordogne, minutes away from both the Dordogne and Vezere valleys. A peaceful rural location yet situated just 800m from the centre of the village of Cendrieux (restaurant, bar/tabac, mini supermarket, and post office), 11km south of Vergt, and 15km north of Le Bugue with their numerous tourist attractions, weekly markets and selection of supermarkets.
We have provided everything we would hope to find in a brand new fully equipped fitted kitchen (2015) - full size cooker, microwave, 2 x fridge + freezer, dishwasher, food processor, cook's knives, serving dishes, kettle, teapot and all cooking utensils. There is also a washing machine, iron & ironing board.
Electric cool box (27litres) - mains or car
Modern flat screen HD ready TVs, Satellite TV (with all English free to air channels), and DVD. We have an up to 20MB broadband connection with WiFi & a good 3G mobile signal. Large selection of books & games.
To minimise the amount of luggage you need to bring (especially for those flying) All bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price, including pool towels. For 2 week bookings, a fresh set of linen and towels will be provided for the 2nd week. Please note, we do not provide bed linen for the cot.
There are two mobile air conditioning units in each gite. Fan provided in each bedroom.
Smoking - In the interest of safety and the comfort of fellow / subsequent guests, we kindly request that you refrain from smoking inside the gite.
Fire extinguisher & fire blanket provided in the kitchen. Smoke alarms fitted.
2 Bedrooms - Sleeping 4 adults.
1 x king size - with en-suite bathroom (shower).
1 x twin.
Family bathroom with bath & shower over. Perfect for adults & children.
Hairdryers in both rooms.
2nd bedroom with cathedral ceiling and beautiful exposed beams is accessed by steep stairs.
"Black out" blind - ideal for putting the kids to bed.
3 Bedrooms - Sleeping 6 adults.
1 x king size - with large en-suite bathroom (large shower).
1 x twin or superking.
1 x twin.
Family bathroom with bath & shower over. Perfect for adults & children.
Hairdryers in all rooms.
3rd bedroom with cathedral ceiling and beautiful exposed beams is accessed by steep stairs. "Black out" blind.
At "Gites with a pool" you can swim in warm water, whatever the weather - even on rainy or those few grey days
Heated pool - the pool is open & heated from mid May. 11 x 5m. Large Roman steps provide easy access to the pool.
High quality retractable pool cover - swim indoors / outdoors whatever the weather.
It conforms with all French pool security regulations, & for added security & peace of mind we are keeping our existing pool fence. All set in a fully fenced 160m2 / 1725ft2 pool area.
Our pool is a traditional chlorinated pool, checked & maintained daily, to ensure bather comfort.
Solar heated shower
6/7 seater hottub / jacuzzi 2.13m(7ft)
All pool maintenance is undertaken by Alex and Alison. You're on holiday - there's nothing for you to do unless you really want to.
Stunning views over rolling countryside from gite, terrace and pool. Over 1/2 acre of established gardens for sole use by gite guests, with many mature trees offering plenty of dappled shade.
Wide variety of fruit trees including cherry, plum, grape, apple, peach, fig, apricot and walnut. Guests are welcome to pick the fruit in season.
Some garden maintenance (yes grass cutting and watering) will be necessary during your stay - but we'll endeavourer to do this whilst you are out and about.
We are surrounded by open fields and woods - excellent for an evening stroll or cycle.
There is plenty of garden furniture and barbecue equipment.
Sun loungers, table & chairs available by the pool. Each gite has a terrace with BBQ (Charcoal), wooden table and chairs.
We've been married over 20 years (how time flies when you're having fun). We moved to the area in 2003, after redundancy, in search of an "adventure" and to escape the City rat race. We've never looked back. We live here permanently, absolutely love the life and the area. So much so, that all our family now live in France within 45 minutes of us. None of us would even contemplate going back to the UK, it's great to visit, but for us, this is home. We went from being bankers to builders, creating the gites, to running our own business and love every day. We also love our free time during the winter, to go on holiday, whether it's cruising or diving or both. Or the odd building project for the family. Life is never dull and now we're doing it all over again.
Alex & Alison Wright purchased this barn in 2003
The property is set in stunningly beautiful rolling countryside. It's incredibly peaceful, yet just minutes away from all the most popular tourist attractions. It's also within easy reach of the major towns - the regional capital Perigueux, Sarlat and Bergerac, very handy for the airport. Cendrieux is a working village, with lots happening throughout the year. We even have night markets in summer. We wanted a challenge to renovate a property and that's what we got. It was a steep learning curve, but great fun and now we really enjoy seeing the pleasure on every one's face as they walk through the gate. An estate agent rang last week to see if we're interested in selling - I said "nobody could offer us enough money, we feel like we've won the lottery" especially now the hot tub has arrive.
Peace, tranquility, yet amazing facilities. We don't know anyone else who offers the same range for the same price; Fully equipped kitchens (we challenge you to find anything we have forgotten), air-conditioning, heated and covered pool, hot tub/jacuzzi,plenty of bathrooms and very comfortable beds! New visitors often comment how the Gites look and feel new, even after five full seasons. We provide a very personal service, if you want it. Recommending restaurants (and booking them), places to visit - how to make the most of your stay. Alex has even been known to cook, that's a treat. This year 50% + of our guests are repeat visitors, some of whom booked 12 months ahead, before they'd even left. That says a massive amount about the holiday we offer.We promise you won't be disappointed.
Really lovely property with great pool. Cendrieux is a quiet village but is perfect for a base to explore the area. Enjoyed a nice meal at the local restaurant which is a short walk from the gite. Pool was great and partially covered which was perfect for the kids. Also surrounded by fencing and a gate that only adults could open so peace of mind. There was 10 in our party so we used both gites. Plenty of plates etc, very well stocked and very clean. Alex and Alison lovely hosts and we enjoyed a few bottles of local sparkling wine - definitely a pool day after that! Could have stayed another week. If you have kids of a young age recommend a day at the Jacquou Parc. Very good price and filled a full day for a 3 and 8 year old. Thank you to Alex and Alison & Nellie (the dog) for a lovely week.
We had a great week here and would very much recommend this property for families or couples looking for a high quality, well equipped self catering gite.
We found the property very well placed for exploring the Dordogne but enjoyed the rural setting and relaxing surrounds at the end of a day. The garden is safe and flat for children's play and the pool area secure. Our children aged 5 and 7 loved the outdoor toys available and also the company of the children in the adjoining gite not to mention playing with resident dog Nelly - a favourite part of the week for the children! The pool and hot tub were great and maintained to a high spec.
Alex and Alison were perfect hosts during our stay and their communication before the trip and around arrival was very helpful. They have sound knowledge of the area and tourist sites (and in our case a car garage!) and were happy to pass on lots of top tips.
It's obvious to see why they have many guests returning year on year as this place is a gem. Thank you!
The gite was everything we hoped it would be - beautifully renovated and cared for, very well equipped, immaculately clean and situated in very pretty and well tended gardens. Plenty of room inside with spacious bedrooms and a lovely en suite to the main bedroom. The location is peaceful with wonderful views across the countryside which can be enjoyed from the verandah/patio, gardens, pool area and hot tub. The sunsets across the fields are beautiful.
The pool area is very well looked after and a lovely space to relax. The hot tub was a real bonus and enjoyed by the family in the evenings.
As the outdoor facilities are shared only with one other gite, the outside space feels very private and for most of the holiday our garden/pool times were our own.
The owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful and, as they've lived in the area for many years now, it was so valuable to be able ask their advice about local shopping, activities, events and local life.
The area surrounding the gite is rural. Cendrieux is a small, peaceful village and has the useful facilities of a shop, post office and bar/restaurant. We tended to travel a little further to neighbouring villages and towns, to enjoy local markets and activities and to visit the usual, well stocked large supermarkets. Le Bugue (about 15/20 mins drive) was a regular haunt where we enjoyed coffees and patisseries in the sunshine overlooking the Dordogne. Both the Dordogne and Vezere valleys, which join at the lovely village of Limeuil, are incredibly picturesque - lined by trees and, at intervals, pretty villages carved in to overhanging cliffs. Plenty of 'prehistoric' interest (caverns, troglodyte dwellings) and plenty of 'active' pursuits on offer - we had lots of fun canoeing down the Vezere and our teenage sons loved the high ropes/zip wire courses and go karting.
Perigeux and Sarlat were both well worth visiting - pretty, mediaeval towns, good for shopping, with an abundance of restaurants along narrow cobbled streets. We loved the multitude of ice cream flavours on offer!
We made a brief visit to a nearby lake in Vergt with beach, slide and fishing- in a lovely setting but we just ran out of time to fully enjoy everything that the local area had to offer!
We would definitely recommend both the gite and the area to anyone interested in discovering a pretty and authentic area of France.
The two gites on site are maintained and "spec-ed" out to a high standard, we have only ever once found a comparable gite in 10+ years of touring France twice a year and it was way above this price point. The gites are comfortable and modern whilst retaining period features, highly equipped and spotlessly clean. The owners are exceptionally discrete and you wouldn't know they were on site unless you wish to engage with them (they live on the other side of the building out of sight). They are however incredibly welcoming; helpful; and knowledgeable, and after several years we have been made to feel like one of the family. So much so that we have introduced other regular bookers who all feel the same. The location is tranquility itself with spacious grounds and fantastic views and night skies. At the same time all the tourist sites and practical facilities are within easy driving distances. Don't be fooled into looking for big name locations like Sarlat or the like, book one of these gites; the only problem is it will spoil you for future years as everywhere else will feel second best.
The two owners are very personable,nice and willing to help.The property was precisely as advertised,very clean,well maintained.
The location is in a quiet place but close enouth to descover the Dordogne area of Sarlat ,Bergerac or Perigueux
The service with a smile was exceptional and the pool great
Michel & Cindy,upstate NY
This is one of those places that you don't really want to share, because it's so good! But Alison and Alex who own Le Monjat, and also the nearby Red Shutters gite, deserve all the success they get because they have excelled in making this a wonderful base for a holiday in the Dordogne. From the moment we arrived we were warmly welcomed, and by the end of the week we really felt we had known Alison and Alex all our lives! Whilst we didn't have any young children with us, the swimming pool and spacious garden would be a great attraction to them, not to mention Nelly, the lovely Dutch shepherd dog. From a positive perspective the pool has several safety features, and children would not be able to use it without adult supervision. There are bikes to borrow, which will get you into the sleepy little village of Cendrieux for your croissants and baguette, and Alex and Alison have a wealth of knowledge of the area and will make suggestions for visits if you ask them. The town of Le Bugue is nearby and a delightful village called Limeuil slightly further on, where the Dordogne meets the Vezere. We were four adults, and none of us spring chickens, and Gite 2 at Le Monjat was ideal for us. I think we would have struggled a bit in one of the attic bedrooms which form the second bedroom of Gite 1 and the third bedroom of Gite 2. However these attic bedrooms would be ideal for families with children. As we were only staying for a week we spent the first few days rushing around sightseeing, but then soon realized the value of chilling out around the pool and in the Jacuzzi. A week is not long enough - we hope to come back soon. I would certainly recommend this property to other people.
Bordeaux - Dunes of Arcachon, just over 2 hour drive.
Rivers & Lakes – many of the local lakes have beaches, some with slides/swimming platforms and lifeguards during the high season.
It is an easy journey from the UK whether by car or plane.
By Car: We are approximately 350 miles from St Malo and 500 miles from Calais & Boulogne.
Both are easy journeys using the excellent French motorway network. If you'd like us to recommend a simple route - just ask.
Bergerac – 35 minutes with direct low cost flights from Stansted, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton or Bristol.
Bordeaux – 2 hours direct flights from Manchester, East Midlands (Nottingham) and Gatwick.
We are ideally situated to enable our guests to enjoy our peaceful location yet be within easy reach of all the main tourist activities, shops & restaurants:
Cendrieux – 800 metres - restaurant, village shop, bar/tabac, post office.
Le Bugue – 15km/15 mins – tourist activities, restaurants, numerous supermarkets & weekly market.
Vergt – 10km/10mins – supermarket, markets & restaurants.
Les Eyzies - 20 kms/20mins – pre-historic caves & museums.
Sarlat - 40 kms/45mins – famous medieval town.
The Dordogne offers something for everyone:
Peace and tranquillity or plenty of activities, fine wines and cuisine, rivers and stunning countryside, hundreds of years of history and even a golf course nearby. Perigord Noir is the heart of the Dordogne offering a variety of landscapes, flamboyant chateaux and the centre of prehistoric history. All the main attractions are within easy reach - of which these are just a taster:-
• The vineyards of Bergerac, Bordeaux and St Emilion are within easy reach and regional delicacies include - truffles, foie gras, duck, walnuts and strawberries.
• For the energetic the rivers and stunning countryside offer are boundless opportunities for walking, horse-riding, cycling, golf (4km), canoeing and fishing or simply relaxing by the pool or on the shores of the many lakes and rivers. The Dordogne & Vezere rivers are just 15 minutes away.
• Hundreds of years of history - Prehistoric Caves – the world famous Lascaux caves are nearby, Châteaux and fortified villages. Beynac & Castelnaud Castles – are fine examples originally dating back to the 100 years war between France & England
• Some of the most beautiful villages and towns in France are within easy reach – Perigueux (regional capital), Sarlat, La Roque – Gageac, Rocamadour
• Le Bugue - aquarium, re-created village, canoeing, caves
• Bastide towns - Lalinde, Monpazier, Eymet.
• Excellent shopping - Enjoy shopping the local way at one of the many local markets, or for your day to day requirements there are also numerous shopping opportunities minutes away in Le Bugue, Vergt, and the regional capital Perigueux. Not to mention within Cendrieux itself which has a mini supermarket which is open 7 days a week - supplying all the essentials including fresh bread, fresh fruit, vegetables and wine and beer. There is also a bar/tabac and a post office.